Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm a feature for Feature Friday!






I have been a fan of Feature Friday for awhile. In fact, I think that is where I met most of you!  I got the awesome email from Parajunkee on Wednesday night that I was going to be a feature. It's like an elevation in status in the book blogging world when this happens to you. I'm pumped! So I want to say thank you to Parajunkee and Alison for all their hard work!!!


On to the question! Oh wait - it's an activity!? 

Activity!!!

Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most...

Well, because of the weather I can't get an inside picture but I can give you this, the front view! This is my family's cabin. My grandfather and great grandmother bought property in the foothills Appalachians Mountains. It's a place very near and dear to me! 





I love to read here because it is so peaceful. No TV. No Internet. No loud vehicles. People can't find me, which means that I can get lost in my book and that busy world doesn't matter. It's a great place to get away with a book. But my tippy favorite time to read when I am here is when there is a thunderstorm. When the bursts of thunder sound, the cabin shakes a bit and I burrow into "my spot" (an old chair of my grandfather's) and read. It's the best!!! I def. think the atmosphere is the biggest draw for me!


Also I want to thank Rachel for the awesome button she made me!!!! Feel free to grab it and/or like my facebook page. I know that it's going to be tough with the new upcoming change with GFC, but you can sign up for my email updates or RSS feed! Let me know which one you prefer me to sign up too!

Some background on my blog - I focus heavily on Young Adult Lit - paranormal genre is my favorite but def. not limited to. I also post about my experiences in becoming a published author and the trials and tribulations that come with the journey! 

Below is the Linky list for the Feature Follow! Please sign up and continue to comment on every one's favorite place to read!!! Don't forget - you follow, they follow!!!!


74 comments:

  1. Sigh... I would love to have a place like that to go to relax. :)

    Congrats on your FF feature! I'm a new follower!

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  2. That looks like a great place! I'm jealous!

    Congratulations on being the feature and I'm a new follower!

    Eileen @ ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***

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  3. Reading is nice when it's quiet and peaceful. Unfortunately, I don't think I ever have those moments. I'm glad you do! Happy reading!

    Tara @ Shhh... Not While I'm Reading

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  4. Congratulations on being the feature this week!!! Old follower:) The cabin sounds very nice.

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  5. I agree! Reading at the lake is so fantastic and relaxing! Just the sounds of the crickets and the water...sadly here, you get eaten alive by mosquitos. A girl can dream :) Congrats on being featured! New follower :)

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  6. Congrats on the feature! I am so jealous of your reading spot!

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  7. Congrats on the feature. Your house looks so cute and comfy. I agree, reading during a thunderstorm is fun. New Follower!

    Mine: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-17-tgif-11.html

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  8. What a sick place to read! And so relaxing, just a wee jealous.

    Congrats on the feature and new follower here!

    Otherwhere.co

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  9. Congrats on the feature. That sounds amazing. I wish I had a place like that. No, I just live in a dorm. So boring. I know.

    New follower!

    My F&F

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  10. Congrats on being the feature this week! I totally agree - thunderstorms make for the best reading time and being secluded in your own little cabin? Oh that's the best thing I think I've ever heard of. Ha!

    New Follower Here!
    Jessie Marie
    My Follow FF

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  11. That looks cozy! Congrats on being featured FF and New follower!:)

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  12. Excellent spot to read. New follower here!

    Jamie @Addicted2Heroines

    Here's our FF

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  13. Congrats on your feature! I am a new follower. The cabin sounds beautiful. Here is my FF: Mom Reads My Books

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  14. Hey, congrats on being the feature!! If I had a cottage it would be a fav for me too. It sounds like an awesome place to read. Have a great weekend =D
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

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  15. Congrats on being the feature this week! Reading in peace and quiet sounds very, very nice... I rarely ever get quiet reading time w/ 2 boys running around. I am a new follower :) Book Savvy Babe’s FF

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  16. Congratulations on being featured. I wish I had a nice peaceful space like that. I have my special recliner/bean bag, but what's around me is the screaming of my kids and the blaring of the television. If I had cabin like that I would definitely get more reading done :)

    New follower. Happy Friday!

    JJ iReads
    Check out my Friday post

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  17. Hi there--I'm an English teacher too! I haven't met many in
    blogger-space, so it's nice to "meet" you!

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  18. I love reading through rain storms, though I think the house shaking would freak me out a bit! The cabin seems so relaxing! That is nice that you have such a peaceful spot to read.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

    New follower :)

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  19. Hi :)
    Congratulations on your Feature!;)
    I love your pic! That's my favorite kind of weather. I love cloudy winter, rainy days. :)

    I'm a New GFC follower btw.
    Happy F&F
    My FF: http://MissVainsParanormalFantasy.com

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  20. Congrats on being Featured.
    New Follower.
    Reading in a Cabin sounds Amazing. I love reading where it's peaceful with no distractions...unfortunately I don't get much of that within a Big City and having children. LOL

    -FranJessca

    Our FF:http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-follow-4.html

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  21. Congrats!
    I think its beautiful... but no internet???!!!

    New Follower -- courtesy of FF

    Debdatta
    http://b00kr3vi3ws.blogspot.in/

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  22. Congrats on being featured. Your place to read sounds so peaceful and quiet. I barely ever get a good quiet place to read and escape in to my books. Awesome picture. =] New Follower. =]
    Here is My Follow Friday

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  23. Congrats on being featured! The cabin looks lovely :D It looks like the perfect place to read in!

    I'm a new follower. Congrats on being featured :)

    My FF: http://aandhowareyou.blogspot.in/2012/02/feature-and-follow-follow-friday-6.html

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  24. Congrats on being the feature of the week :) I am a new follower as well :D

    Happy reading and check out my follow Friday!!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-20.html

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  25. How nice!! You're lucky to have such a great place to read!! I envy you!!

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  26. Congrats on being featured!! Hop, hop, hop!

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  27. It looks like the Twilight backdrop! very nice and I can imagine how quiet it is . My FF

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  28. Oh that sounds like a great place to snuggle up and read. I love a good storm to read during too!

    I'm a new follower :)

    Here's mine at Herding Cats & Burning Soup

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  30. I love the idea of disconnecting from technology...I do it all the time while writing, and it works wonders!

    PS: I'm a new follower! Please don't feel afraid to check out my Frivolously Follow Me Friday post here. Thanks!

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  31. Looks good! I love reading in cabin... odd saying that but it's true!
    New follower! Come see my Friday Follow answer as well! Have a great weekend everyone!

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  32. I love that cabin. Love a thunderstorm, too and the sound of rain on the roof. I'm a new follower. I'm at http://steepedinbooks.blogspot.com.

    Congrats on being featured this week.

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  33. That sounds so awesome. I live in NYC so there is literally no place I can go that's so peaceful.

    Congrats on being featured. I am a new follower.

    My Follow Friday

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  34. I live in the mountains too. I love to read when it's raining also. However, I'm in Northeast Arizona so it doesn't rain much. I'm a new follower.

    http://readinginthemountains.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-14.html

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  35. sounds like the perfect place to take a sabbatical :)
    new follower courtesy of feature&follow fridays! congrats on the feature! I look forward to reading more!

    Aspen

    http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com

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  36. That sounds like an amazing place to read. Away from civilization and all the noise! Whoo! Congrats on being featured!

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  37. Congrats on being a feature! You're the best!

    That cabin looks like a great place to read! My fave place to read is my sofa or my bed.

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  38. I prefer to read on the train or in my bed, but boy, that cabin does look like a cozy, relaxing place to read!

    New follower!
    Follow me back?

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  39. New follower! What a relaxing place to read. Looking forward to your reviews!

    http://ohpaperpages.blogspot.com

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  40. it must be nice I don't have a place like that.

    Old follower

    here is mine

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  41. New Follower! Congrats on the feature!

    My FF

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  42. Congrats on the feature!

    My family owns land where we have a ranch house--it has no electricity. When I am there--it is so quite and peaceful that I love to read.

    My aunt and I have been talking about buying a kindle or nook--but when we go up there it would probably run out of battery before we got back to a place where we could charge it. :)

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-15.html

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  43. What a great place to read! New follower here!

    Gina
    http://readingteam.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

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  44. What an awesome place to read! There is nothing better than being able to shut out the world and dive into a book. New follower.

    Here's my My FF

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  45. I'm so very jealous of your hideaway reading cabin.

    New follower!

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  46. New follower!

    I love me a nice peacefull and quiet place too! I love to read at my uncles trailer because its so nice and green and friendly and reading by the water just gets me in the mood.

    My F&F

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  47. Looks heavenly...perfect peace for reading!
    New follower from FF.

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  48. OH WOW!! I would love to have somewhere like that to read, must be amazing!!! But any way I'm a new follower yay!!! Congrats on being featured.


    Ali @Ali's Bookshelf

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  49. Congratulations on being featured! Looks like a really peaceful place. Perfect to read a loooong book. :)
    New GFC follower:
    Here is my FF:
    http://nijiclovers.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-3.html

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  50. Hi new follower! Awesome feature and yes me too I need peace and quiet when reading! However sometime I listen to music lol!

    Jaskirat~SeeitORreadit

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  51. Hi, I love peaceful places to read. I can't concentrate if it's loud.

    New follower - My post

    Vikki @ V's Book Life

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  52. Mmm, what a peaceful place. Sounds like haven to me. I could never read when there's background music. Ever.

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  53. I love to read in peace; but I'd rather sleep during a storm. That cabin sounds like GREAT spot.

    #New Follower

    Here's my #FF

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  54. Man, I would love to go to a secluded cabin for at least a week by myself and just sit and read. That would be heavenly! But I'd probably start to miss my husband and son after a little while... Nah, I still want to go! Great answer and congrats on being one of the featured blogs!

    Andrea (New Follower)
    My FF

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    1. A perfect and quiet place to read.

      http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-follow_24.html

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  55. It looks so peaceful and quiet! Perfect place to read!

    #New Follower

    Heres myMy FF

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  56. Cabin reading is the best! So quiet, so peaceful!

    New follower. Here is mine: http://nakeshabrown.blogspot.com/2012/02/friday-feature-and-follow-tgif.html

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  57. Hi Michelle! I just stopped by to say hi and that I'm a new follower through Follow & Feature! :) I'm also a YA author seeking publication, and I wish you the best of luck in your writing journeys!

    http://watercolormoods.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-follow-friday-85.html

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  58. Congrats on being the feature for the week!!! I just love doing the Cabin reading to...to be isolated from the world, unfortunately I don't get the chance to do it very often. Happy Reading!

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  59. Hi there, Michelle! I'm stopping by via the Feature & Follow hop. Love the blog and I plan on stopping by often! I've followed via GFC and also RSS (through a reader). Your reading spot is gorgeous - I know I'd definitely love to grab a few books and retreat there for a while. :) Also, best of luck to you on your writing endeavors! I admire anyone who can put the time and effort into that sort of thing.

    http://www.literaryobsession.com/index.php/feature-follow-friday-1/

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  60. Congrats on being the feature! I love reading outside when I can. It's peaceful. New follower!

    http://doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com

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  61. Congrats on the feature! I love your answer! A remote cabin during a storm sounds heavenly.

    New follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-17-and-tgif-8.html

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  62. Congrats on being the feature. This would be the best place to read......I'd go there all the time if I could. Old Follower. Have a great weekend!

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  63. I love the mountains! Here is my FFF! PS Congrats on being featured. New follower!

    http://falln2books.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

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  64. Congrats on being featured! New follower here :)

    Love your answer! That looks like a great place to read, I love little cabins like that :)

    Here's my FF: http://thoughts-of-an-endless-dreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-34.html

    <3
    Taylor

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  65. Congrats on being featured!
    That looks like a nice and peaceful place.

    New follower!
    Here's my FF

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  66. Looks like a great place to read! New follower!

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  67. Love the place, looks relaxing. I'm a new follower, congrats on the feature.

    My FF is at

    http://jessysbookends.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-and-follow-friday.html

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  68. The place looks relaxing. I'm a new follower, congratulations on getting featured!! My FF is at http://bookfanatic89.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-me-friday-4.html

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  69. Hopping by as part of F&F. New follower. :)
    http://readinglarkafterdark.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-follow-1.html

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  70. That looks like an amazing place to read and just be.

    New follower! :)

    My FF: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-3.html

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  71. I'm still catching up on Friday's FF! New follower. I had the same resistance to reading The Goddess Test, but I ended up really liking it.

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